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Locke for the Masses: Property Rights and the Products of Collective Creativity

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dc.contributor.author Merges, Robert P.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-17T20:20:25Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-17T20:20:25Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6350
dc.description.abstract "In this brief Idea piece, I describe how the labor theory of property rights associated with John Locke might apply to projects such as WikiPedia, which aggregate many small contributions by dispersed contributors. These works of 'collaborative creativity' represent very significant investments of time and resources, yet do not fit comfortably within the individually-oriented framework of traditional Lockean analysis. Locke's central insight - that laboring on unowned resources ought (with exceptions and qualifications) to justify appropriation - suggests the desirability of granting some form of property interest over the products of collaborative creativity. I also explore a few practical issues that would have to be resolved to implement such a right." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject intellectual property rights en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.title Locke for the Masses: Property Rights and the Products of Collective Creativity en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Information & Knowledge en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Hofstra Law Review en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 36 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 1179-1192 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US

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